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Clean Energy Policy News

April 22nd, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

  Aside from the 20 or so clean energy policy and politics stories we’ve published in the past week, here [&hellip


States Need to Develop Entire Clean Energy Economy, Report Finds

January 13th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

Congressional commitment to action on clean energy policy in 2012 is about as secure as Kim Kardashian’s wedding vows. So with states once again representing the major driver for renewable energy, how can they keep the momentum going at a time when federal enthusiasm is at its lowest level in years? The key, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution, is for states to focus not just on project-level deployment, but to shift some funds toward support broader sustainable economic goals that foster the clean energy economy from the ground up. And there are still a fair amount of funds to work with on the state level, as the below map illustrates:


Going Bust Amid a Boom: US Solar Installations Soar as Growing Businesses Fall by the Wayside

December 15th, 2011 | by Andrew

2011 US solar power installations soared to a record, growing 140% year-over-year in Q3, and even greater gains are expected in Q4. Yet the US solar power industry, along with its counterparts in Germany and China, is in turmoil as supply-demand imbalances driven by slanted government policies on trade, investment, foreign exchange and clean energy production and usage push an increasing number of growing businesses to, and beyond the brink of financial solvency


Conditions Clearing for Take-Off in US Offshore Wind Power

October 11th, 2011 | by Andrew

Offshore wind power has yet to get off the ground - or in the water - in the US. That's despite the tremendous potential offshore wind holds in terms of supplying huge amounts of clean, renewable electricity to highly populated areas all along the US East and West coasts. Conditions are changing, however. Pike Research forecasts that US offshore wind power revenue will grow 56% annually over the next 6 years.


Timber Road II Wind Farm Commissioning Marks a First for Ohio

October 6th, 2011 | by Andrew

Ohio's commercial-scale wind farm went live today. EDP Renewables North America's $175 million, 99-megawatt (MW) Timber Road II Wind Farm will supply electricity to more than 27,000 homes when operational. In addition to generating affordable clean, renewable power from a plentiful natural resource, Timber Road II has produced jobs, income for more than 100 landowners and tax revenue for the local government. More than 60% of the products used to build the wind farm were manufactured in the US.


Silicon Valley: Clean Tech’s New Capital?

August 11th, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci

California’s Silicon Valley is known for launching the Internet revolution, but the region has also become the epicenter of America’s clean tech industry. Billions of dollars in venture capital funding to energy-related companies has helped the region weather the economic downturn by growing green jobs 109 percent over the last decade. energyNOW! correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan visited Silicon Valley to find out how the region’s shift toward clean energy is empowering tech-savvy workers and entrepreneurs to take charge of America’s energy future.



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